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Jason Rabbitt-Tomita is a M&A partner based in our Silicon Valley office. He represents clients in a wide range of corporate transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, strategic sales, joint ventures and debt and equity financings.
Jason has represented clients in the technology, finance, retail and energy industries in both U.S. and cross-border deals.
In particular, he has been lead adviser on many notable public and private M&A transactions for some of the world's most well-known tech companies.
Prior to joining White & Case, Jason practiced as a transactional attorney in the Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Tokyo and Singapore offices of a global law firm.
Intel Corporation in a series of acquisitions of technology companies innovating in sectors such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Capgemini in its pending acquisition of the commercial cybersecurity division of Leidos.
Kobalt in its recorded music division’s acquisition of radio promotion and music marketing firm in2une Music
CyberArk Software Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYBR) in its $42 million acquisition of Conjur, Inc.
Aixtron, Inc. in the sale of its ALD/CVD memory product line to Eugene Technology, Inc.
Broadcom Corporation in its $37 billion sale to Avago Technologies Limited and its $147 million sale of Ethernet controller-related assets and non-exclusive IP licenses to QLogic Corporation.*
Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. in its $8.4 billion acquisition by Weyerhaeuser Co.*
Yahoo! Inc. in its sale for more than $9 billion of a portion of its stake in Alibaba in the $25 billion Alibaba IPO (the largest IPO in history), its $7.6 billion sale in 2012 of a portion of its stake in Alibaba (the largest e-commerce M&A transaction in history and the largest-ever M&A deal between a U.S. and a Chinese company), and its agreements with Alibaba, Softbank Corp. and Alipay.com Co., Ltd. regarding the $4 billion restructuring of the Alibaba Group's Alipay business (China's largest online payment system).*
Nokia Corporation in the $7.2 billion sale of its devices and services business to Microsoft Corporation.*
RPX Corporation in its acquisition of patent assets from Rockstar Consortium US LP.*
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. in its $170 million acquisition of Jasper Design Automation, Inc.*
Hewlett-Packard Company in its acquisition of Voltage Security, Inc.*
Criteo S.A. in its acquisition of DataPop.*
Zynga Inc. in its acquisition of Rising Tide Games, Inc., a social casino-focused game studio.*
* Matters prior to joining White & Case.
"M&A Tips and Tactics for Private Target Deals", October 2018: Daily Journal Western M&A/ Private Equity Forum, San Francisco, CA
"Managing Cross-Border Acquisitions of Technology Companies", March 2017: The Association of Corporate Counsel,
Contributing editor, "Technology M&A", Getting the Deal Through, 2019
Co-author, "Technology M&A (United States chapter)", Getting the Deal Through, 2019